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post #31 of 33 (permalink) Old 03-07-2008, 06:30 PM Thread Starter
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yea, i used my rear stand,

I left out the details,
While in the process of removing the front tire (with the axle still in place) the front-lift slipped out 3 times. It is because the little nipple on the front-lift is 2X smaller that the hole in the tripple tree, and when moving the fork (left & right) for some reason it just wrenched itsself out several times
The next/last time the lift slipped out, the axle wasnt in place, and BOOM!!! tuff-actin-tinactin

Taylor had to lift the bike a bit, because the first few tries of using the jack, the jack was lifting the rear end.
So he had to lift the bike up for me to position the jack in a better spot.
Also the tire was a real bitch to take off, b/c the massive brake rotor had to clear the caliper to be removed, it took like 30minutes to shimmy it off the right way, so noone could hold the bike up for that long, so the jack did its justice

yea, I know that the straps will hold, with their special nylon weaves and such. But it's just the holes in the ceiling that I question, sure you have the solid wood studs to anchor things down (or should I say up), but im still iffy and parents would not approve. To add to that, when I work on my bikes, I have the garage door open, with that open it takes up over half of the ceiling space, and I like fresh air
another thing that just poped in the noggin, when your wrenching hard, wont you have the bike swaying around? that not good
im realy amazed on how smooth the bike feels!!!

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post #32 of 33 (permalink) Old 03-08-2008, 07:59 AM
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Vash ,I gotta admire the way you put those girlfriends to work, carry on
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post #33 of 33 (permalink) Old 03-08-2008, 08:21 AM
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In the future, remove the brake caliper before removing the tire. It really makes life much easier. When removing the brake caliper, do not let it hang by the brake line, Instead zip tie it to something.

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